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Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has approved action taken by the Navajo Nation Council to authorize $764,408 in supplemental funding from the Unreserved Undesignated Fund Balance to replace the structures. The structures were identified by the Assayi Lake Fire Committee under the Naschitti ...
Navajo voters in a special 2009 referendum gave the president the right to line-item veto budgetary items approved by the Navajo Nation Council but does that also allow him to go into that legislation and change the amount the Council approved? That debate started when President Russell Begaye ...

If you want to visit Navajo Land in Arizona, the first thing you'll need is a car. At a sprawling 27,000 square miles stretching across portions of three states, the Navajo Nation is the country's largest Indian reservation. The biggest chunk of Navajo Land is in Arizona. The area is far from major airports and void ...
KIRTLAND, N.M. (KRQE) - A Navajo woman is hoping to bring the world of braille to her culture. Carol Green, from Kirtland, is blind. She is a teacher of the visually impaired in Farmington. Green recently developed a braille code for the Navajo language that she hopes to bring to the entire Navajo Nation.
A total of 11 students spending spring break installing a solar project at the Ojo Encino Chapter house as part of a nationwide program under GRID Alternatives. The group spent last week installing a 32-panel, grid-tied solar unit on the west side of the Ojo Encino Chapter house. Ojo Encino is located along ...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A Churchrock, New Mexico, man convicted of killing a fellow Navajo during a fight on the reservation has been sentenced to 10 years and seven months in prison for voluntary manslaughter. The FBI says 35-year-old Randy Payton was sentenced Friday in federal court in ...

Why were there power plants and transmission lines criss-crossing the Navajo Nation, but so few Navajo families with electricity? Why did she feel like she had more in common with the children pictured in National Geographic than with her non-Indian classmates in school? Her family's sheep and cattle ...
The Navajo Nation is the largest, acreage-wise, and most numerous, of the 500 or so Indian tribes that once roamed the land now known as the United States. That is not by accident. The Navajo people have their ancestors to thank for having stood up to the federal government 150 years ago to demand ...
(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) "This is a historic moment for us," said Louise Rock, from the Oljato chapter of the Navajo Nation at a hearing in Bluff on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. San Juan County residents were presented with proposals of the newly redrawn county commission and school board ...
A group of water districts in Northern New Mexico is asking that a pivotal state Court of Appeals decision that awarded the Navajo Nation "one quarter of all the stream water in the entire state" be vacated on the grounds that the appellate judge who made the ruling failed to disclose he had formerly done ...
Navajo Nation Issues New Emergency drought Declaration. Dry conditions and the prospect of limited precipitation later this year have forced officials on the nation's largest American Indian reservation to approve an emergency drought declaration. Feb. 28, 2018, at 2:54 a.m.. Navajo Nation Issues New Emergency ...
(Matt York | The Associated Press) Richard Charley delivers water to a ranch along the San Juan River on the Navajo Reservation, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Shiprock, NM. Toxic wastewater from the Gold King Mine in Silverton, Colo., has contaminated the San Juan River in Northern New Mexico from ...
"You saw me and Ganado's coach [Mike Bitsuie] hugged a couple of times - I've been playing against him since middle school," Monument Valley head coach Jason Franklin said. "We played against each other in the state championship in high school, and now we're coaching against each other.".
See the roundups on the range - including one that goes wrong. Meet the ranchers who deal with horses. Meet the activists who try to save them. And meet Indy, the little foal who makes everybody care a little bit more. USA Today NETWORK ...
There is noise on and off reservation to save Navajo Generating Station and Peabody Mine, to save 800 high paying jobs and revenues. Let me remind you that Peabody lied to both the Navajo and Hopi tribes before 1969 and many times since. They lied to the workers last year and are lying to them again ...
Foster care families are in short supply on the Navajo Nation. About 1,200 children on the reservation cycle through foster care in the course of a year, but there are only 26 licensed foster homes. "There are so many kids and the system cannot keep up," said Elsie Elthie, a foster home licensing specialist on ...

Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says EnPro Holdings Inc. will install fencing and signs warning residents and visitors of potential radiation exposure at sites in northeastern ...
(AP) - Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says EnPro Holdings Inc. will install fencing and signs warning residents and visitors of potential radiation exposure at sites in northeastern ...
Federal officials have reached a settlement to have eight abandoned uranium mines assessed on the Navajo Nation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says EnPro Holdings Inc. will install fencing and signs warning residents and visitors of potential radiation exposure at sites in northeastern ...
Albuquerque, N.M. (KRQE) - The University of New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are joining forces for a new housing initiative. They announced the partnership Friday to provide housing for 118 Navajo students. The goal is to make sure the students get the resources they need to succeed in the ...
Between cuts to the New Mexico Lottery Scholarship and rising costs, many go into debt trying to find a place to live, whether it's on or off campus. Janalee Livingston is a Navajo student from Gallup who studies at UNM. The high costs meant she was homeless for some time, choosing to pay for school ...
Albuquerque, N.M. • New Mexico's largest university and the Navajo Nation have teamed up to provide dormitory space for as many as 118 tribal students ... Navajo President Russell Begaye said one of the primary reasons for the high dropout rate for Native American college students is financial distress.
The FBI requested an arrest warrant this week for a former employee at a small Navajo school who allegedly tried to sexually assault an eighth-grade student in 2016. Cory Bahe Chischillie, a Navajo, worked at the Leupp School in rural Leupp as a cook and sports referee when the crime took place.
Navajo Nation to Open First Tribal police Academy. The Navajo Nation will train its own police officers at its new Navajo Nation Police Academy. Jan. 12, 2018, at 10:43 a.m.. Navajo Nation to Open First Tribal Police Academy ...
FARMINGTON -- A public school teacher near the country's largest American Indian reservation has developed a Braille code for the Navajo language. ... in Farmington, developed a system of raised dots that enables people to read and write the Navajo language through touch, The Daily Times reported.
The Navajo Nation is the largest, acreage-wise, and most numerous, of the 500 or so Indian tribes that once roamed the land now known as the United States. That is not by accident. The Navajo people have their ancestors to thank for having stood up to the federal government 150 years ago to demand ...
The project is funding by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration's Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization Initiative, and is administered by the Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development. The Obama administration initiative was created to invest ...
Labatt's Navajo Beef label under pressure as wild horses eat up ranch land. By Lynn Brezosky. December 10, 2017. A feral horse walks along a street in Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation. Feral horses walk along a street in Chinle, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Monday. A feral horse walks across a street in Chinle, ...
Today, we have with us three of the thirteen surviving Navajo Code Talkers of World War II. First, we have Fleming Begaye. Fleming Begaye is 97 years old, the oldest veteran of World war II. He survived the Battle of Tarawa. His landing craft was blown up and he literally had to swim to the beach to survive.
She said experiences around the Navajo Nation and learning about the history of the Navajos' fight to survive brought perspective to her fight in the cage. "You're not going to war necessarily, you're not fighting for your life necessarily, and there's so many people who have done that with lesser skills and ...
According to his family, Willie served in the Battle of Okinawa, delivering and receiving coded messages using the Navajo language. He and other Navajos followed in the footsteps of the original 29 who developed the code and received the Congressional Silver Medal in 2001. Willie is survived by his wife ...
Navajo Nation officials did not return calls seeking comment. Advocates are more concerned about a proposed change that would limit Lifeline subsidies to "facilities-based providers," cutting wireless service providers out of the program. Critics said that could eliminate four of the five major providers ...
This school is the first of its kind for any tribal reservation in Northern Arizona, and will use both passive and active solar power as well as the latest in fiber optic technology for its students and staff along the western Navajo reservation. Several areas of technical wiring for cloud computing capability, hard ...
Begaye said the Navajo do not want to "engage in this dialogue" between Warren and Trump, but Warren called the president's comments "deeply unfortunate" at an event "to honor heroes, people who put it all on the line for our country." "The president of the United States cannot even make it through a ...
Navajo Nation Speaker LoRenzo Bates, Council Delegate Alton Joe Shepherd and Vice President Jonathan Nez were in attendance as NTUA general manager Walter Haase and officials with Dominion Energy signed documents for the transfer of ownership, which is subject to regulatory approval.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- After months of negotiations, the Navajo Nation, alongside all stakeholders, signed the Navajo Generating Station (NGS) Extension Lease Nov. 30 extending operations of the plant for another two years until December 2019. "The NGS Extension Lease affords the Navajo Nation, ...
--Members of the Navajo Nation Council are pleased with a final court-appointed report recommending redistricting maps for the San Juan County Utah Commission and the San Juan County school Board. The final report was issued by the court-appointed Special Master Dr. Bernard Grofman. The Utah ...
The Navajo Nation and four other American Indian tribes said Tuesday they had sued President Trump to undo his action reducing the Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah. The federal lawsuit, which the tribes had long promised, argues that Trump did not have the legal authority to remove ...
President Donald Trump, right, speaks during a meeting with Navajo Code Talkers including Fleming Begaye Sr., seated left, Thomas Begay, second from left, and Peter MacDonald, second from right, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh).
Traditionally, Navajos introduce themselves by first saying their clans. It lets you know who they are. And I've found it's a great way to get a non-Navajo's attention. When I was a film programmer at the National Museum of the American Indian, my fail-safe way to quiet down an audience was to get on the mic ...
All they knew at the time was that the Marines were recruiting and needed help from the Navajo people. "So we all volunteered. That's how he went in, that's how he went in, that's how I went in," said MacDonald, now 90, of his two comrades. MacDonald, Begaye and Begay were at the White House on ...
AT sea ABOARD USS NIMITZ, Nov. 27, 2017 -- When navy Petty Officer 1st Class Denise Alamo introduces herself to other people from the Dine or Navajo ...
President Trump decided to bring up one of his favorite nicknames during an event honoring Navajo Code Talkers -- but it's one that is widely ...
WASHINGTON -- President Trump on Monday transformed a White House ceremony to honor Navajo veterans of World War II into a racially charged controversy, using the event as a platform to deride Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas." Standing in the Oval Office alongside three Navajo code ...
Salt River Project spokesman George Hardeen talks about the train that transports coal from Kayenta Mine to the Navajo Generating Station.
Annie Hamm holds her great-granddaughter outside her home on the Navajo Nation near Montezuma Creek, Utah. (Deenise Becenti/Navajo ...
As LIFE described the situation to readers in 1948, the Navajo Nation was "a country within a country" -- a reminder that Native American ...
Up to 40,000 wild horses wander the Navajo Nation, roaming across 27,000 miles of deep canyons, rugged hills and huge mountains, ...
Readers might have noticed a recent newspaper item about The Navajo Nation's purchase of Wolf Springs ranch in the Wet Mountain Valley, ...


 

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